|SPRING 2011 FIQWS
FIQWS 10006 6.0 CR ART
3830 MN5 T,TH 11:00-12:15PM HR-10 BROWN-GREEN
T,F 12:30-01:45PM HR-10
QUILT MAKING IN AMERICAN HISTORY - Quilt making in American History spans over two centuries of quilt history in America. This course examines women and their quilting from the Colonial America era to the 21st century. African American, Native American and Amish quilts will be studied. Connections will be explored between African textiles and quilting techniques and the textiles and techniques historically used in Europe. Memorial quilts, quilts made during the Black Power Movement, Feminist quilts, and political and commemorative quilts made in honor of special world events will be shown and analyzed.
FIQWS 10027 6.0 CR ENGLISH
3476 EF M,W 02:00-03:15PM NA-4210 MILLER
M,W 03:30-04:45PM NA-6110
VICTORIAN LEGACIES - This course will examine the ways in which twentieth-century and twenty-first-century culture reshapes and appropriates the Victorian period. What makes a classic? Why are we interested in the Victorians? What do we bring to Victorian texts? What challenges do writers face as they rework Victorian texts for contemporary audiences? Participants will achieve an increased familiarity with Victorian literature, insights into contemporary culture, and an understanding of various cultural forms and the issues that arise in adapting stories across these forms.
3475 MN T,TH 11:00-12:15PM NA-4148 VALLADARES
T,F 12:30-01:45PM NA-4157
IMAGINING INDIANS - This course will look at the ways in which Native Americans have been imagined throughout literature and film. We will read and analyze texts about Native Americans and by Native writers like Leslie Marmon Silko, Louise Erdrich, Joy Harjo, Scott Momaday, Gerald Vizenor and Sherman Alexie. We will also view the work of Native filmmakers, like Imagining Indians by Victor Masyesva (Hopi), Smoke Signals by Sherman Alexie (Spokane/Coeur d'Alene) and The Fast Runner/Atanarjuat by Zach Kunik (Inuit). Students will write short response papers to the readings and films.
3790 PR T,TH 02:00-03:15PM NA-6136 HAMILTON
T,TH 03:30-04:45PM NA-6110
BLUES AESTHETIC: Literature, Art, and the Apollo Theater - - It has been said that “Blues is arguably the most influential art form of the 20th century…it has played a decisive role since World War I in American music, literature and other art forms.” How can that be? How has the feeling of the blues, the attitude of the blues, the philosophy of the blues, that is, the “blues aesthetic” affected so many forms of expression? Exactly what is that attitude or point of view? In this interdisciplinary course, we will explore literature of writers Jean Toomer, Toni Morrison, James Baldwin, and others whose work is informed and influenced by the blues. We will examine paintings and photographs of Romare Bearden, Jacob Lawrence, Roy DeCarava and others to look to “see” blues and jazz. And, we will listen to the music of blues musicians, including Ma Rainey, Leadbelly, and Lightnin’ Hopkins. We will study the ideas of important literary and cultural theorists who have explored the influence of the blues and jazz on American experience.
3478 PS T,TH 02:00-03:15PM NA-6328 DRABIK
T,TH 05:00-06:15PM NA-7313
THE CITY WHERE WE LIVE: LITERARY PORTRAITS OF NY - This course offers a review of various kinds of fictional and non-fictional narratives, which deal with the experience of life in a modern city. It explores the connections between literature and history, the changes of urban landscape, and the articulation of identity. The readings include American literary classics such as Walt Whitman, Edith Wharton and Ralph Ellison as well as important contemporary writers like Edwidge Danticat and Junot Dîaz. The stories permit us to address the issues of class, race and gender, the lifestyles of the privileged and the plight of the marginalized. The American perspective is complemented by the voices of visitors fascinated by the city. Writers from England, Spain and other parts of the world left rich records of their observations and creative transformation. The reading selection, cutting across several eras and genres, will present the city from widely different perspectives. It will also encourage the students to examine their own experience of what it means to live on this archipelago called New York.
FIQWS 10032 6.0 CR HISTORY
3481 PR T,TH 02:00-03:15PM SH-17 GILLOOLY
T,TH 03:30-04:45PM SH-17
AFFLUENCE AND ITS DISCONTENTS - This course is organized around a discussion of some of the seminal critiques of consumer culture as they have emerged since the late 19th century. Readings will include sections of Thorstein Veblen’s The Theory of the Leisure Class, Robert S. Lynd’s Middletown, Theodor Adorno and Max Horkeimer’s “The Culture Industry,” and John Kenneth Galbraith’s The Affluent Society.
FIQWS 10045 6.0 CR PHILOSOPHY
3816 BC7 M,W 09:30-10:45AM NA-6110 MORTON
M,W 11:00-12:15PM NA-6110
JUSTICE - This course will introduce you to the major philosophical theories of justice. What is justice? Is justice fairness? What does it require of us as citizens and as individuals? Who do we owe justice to? We will also discuss contemporary issues of justice such as animal’s rights, immigrant’s rights, and multiculturalism. What is the basis of our rights? Do animals have rights? Are the rights of citizens different than that of immigrants? Why? Readings from newspapers, magazines, and general non-fiction will be included along with classical and contemporary philosophical works.
FIQWS 10050 6.0 CR PSYCHOLOGY
3483 DE M,W 12:30-01:45PM NA-6268 MILSTEIN
M,W 02:00-03:15PM NA-6327
FRESHMAN SEMINAR ON IMMIGRATION - This course will review developmental psychology theory and discuss psychological disruptions experienced by immigrants in relation to their individual developmental stages. The course will also discuss the psychological vulnerabilities as well as resiliencies that result from the process of immigrant acculturation. We will seek to discern preventive measures that could lessen negative outcomes and promote positive outcomes through effective decision-making in response to the disruptions of migration.
FIQWS 10053 6.0 CR SOCIOLOGY
3480 LM T,TH 09:30-10:45AM NA-4148 PAIK
T,TH 11:00-12:15PM NA-4157
JUVENILE JUSTICE: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE - This course looks at the historical origins and contemporary state of juvenile justice in America. Topics include creation/evolution of the juvenile court, the changing notions of adolescence and youth, and issues such as diversion and transferring juvenile delinquents to adult court. The course goal is to illustrate the complex web of individual, cultural and social factors underlying the causes of and judicial responses to juvenile delinquency.
FIQWS 10054 6.0 CR FLL-SPANISH
3479 LD T,TH 09:30-10:45AM NA-5148 STRZESZEWSKI
F 09:30-12:00PM NA-5148
PAST PRESENCE: HISTORICAL MEMORY IN SPANISH LITERATURE AND FILM - What if a question about the past became your obsession? What if knowing the
answer could change your life? Is it always better to remember, or are some things better forgotten? Does time take us further from the truth, or does it bring us closer? Is the past knowable? Does it matter? These are among the questions posed by the fictions and films we will study in this course, in which personal presents and the tumultuous history of twentieth century Spain intertwine in surprising ways.